Things Happen Blah Blah Blah...
I was at an audition today and the guy sitting next to me goes, “Things are meant to happen the way they are supposed to happen.” Pretty poignant statement coming from a guy auditioning for a non-union soap commercial.
I’m not a fan of that saying. What if I get into my car right now and crash into a grocery store. Was that meant to happen? Since I’m just ranting here, there are some other things I don’t buy into that I’m going to list in no particular order: The Secret, P90X, Family Guy, James Cameron, Cheescake Factory, and every movie Jonah Hill is in. Actually, wait. Put Family Guy at #1.
My cousin visited me recently and said there were five things in the Hindu scripture that were definite: When you were born, when you die, how much fame you have, and I forget the other two. (3 out of 5 ain't bad) Rather than being a complete atheist, I think this is much simpler notion to grasp rather than thinking every little thing is part of some grand design.
I saw this Youtube video where Steve Jobs is addressing a graduating class at Stanford. He studied calligraphy in India or something, which later became the foundation for the Apple computer typefont. I’m paraphrasing here, but he was like “I didn’t understand it back then, and now it all makes sense.” Give me a break. I’ve been to India like 15 times, and the only thing I learned was not to drink the water or I’ll puke in the bathroom for two days straight.
My point is that people need to stop following goofy expressions and start taking initiative in life. Things happen when you make them happen contrary to what my fellow actor said to me this morning. By the way, soon after he said that, I got up and moved to the other side of the room. It’s already working.